Visiting Georgia’s Cumberland Island National Seashore – 2TravelDads

Visiting Southern Georgia's Cumberland Island National Seashore - 2TravelDads

Cumberland Island National Seashore –
Wild Horses and Beautiful Beaches

Visiting Cumberland Island National Seashore is a truly unique and amazing experience. Most people haven’t even heard of it, and those that have likely haven’t gotten to explore it yet. Cumberland Island is really special and also rather complicated to visit, so this guide answers all your questions about what to expect and how to visit this beautiful Southern Georgia park.

When you’re planning a Georgia Coast road trip or visiting to North Florida, it’s easy to include Cumberland to your itinerary. You just need to plan it appropriately. And that’s what we’re here for!

This lovely place was first settled by the British in the 1700s with the constructions of military fortifications, but then farmers/plantation life came here in the 1750s. Previously, indigenous peoples had occupied the island (I couldn’t find info on whom). Over time, more settlers, including the Carnegies came here, forming a community, including the first African Baptist Church. Horses were brought onto this land as a part of the working farm system in the 1740s and then they became feral over time, including more horses being brought to the island in the 1800s.

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Visiting Georgia’s Jekyll Island – 2TravelDads

Visiting Georgia's Jekyll Island - 2TravelDads

Jekyll Island is a great destination for beach goers or travelers that want to mix a little history with relaxation. An excellent stop along a Georgia Coast road trip, It’s just across the Florida-Georgia border and very easy to get to from Savannah or Jacksonville.

It’s been several years since we first fell in love with the Golden Isles of Georgia. Our first experience was on St Simons Island when we visited the King and Prince Resort. From the food to the Spanish moss, we were hooked. And now we’ve gotten to explore another of the Golden Isles: Jekyll Island. Again, wow.

Jekyll Island is actually one big state park but then it’s also a town and a collection of beaches and hotels and golfing and… It’s funny to compare this palce with St Simons because they’re so different with such different attractions and a totally different feeling. Take a look at our weekend there and you’ll see why we’re always ready to head back there for another getaway!

Visiting Jekyll Island

The Island is a part of the Golden Isles of Georgia. It is in the very southeastern most tip of Georgia almost at the Florida border. The Golden Isles aren’t far off of Interstate 95 which means that you can add them onto a trip to the Jacksonville or St. Augustine area or make them a stop off on your road trip North to Savannah or Atlanta.

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Decatur Alpaca Cottage – Decatur Lesbian Guesthouse

Decatur Alpaca Cottage - Decatur Lesbian Guesthouse

DECATUR LESBIAN GUESTHOUSE ON AN URBAN FARM

The ‘Decatur Alpaca Cottage’ is a Decatur lesbian guesthouse and a family owned business rooted in Community, Inclusion, Philanthropy, and Hospitality. The Cottage is a place for our guests to rest, rejuvenate, and reconnect with loved ones. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Tik Tok!

Our guesthouse offers a one-bedroom guest cottage on a peaceful urban farm close to the city, but just far enough away for a little peace and quiet.

The cottage sits on a working Little Legacy Farm of an acre and a half, with alpacas, llamas, chickens, gardens, and much more. It’s the perfect place to rest, rejuvenate, and reconnect with your loved one, or with your own spirit.

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Roussell’s Garden Bed & Breakfast – Savannah Gay Friendly B&B

Roussell's Garden Bed & Breakfast - Savannah Gay Friendly B&B

SAVANNAH GAY FRIENDLY B&B
THAT RADIATES WARMTH & WELCOME

Welcome to Roussell’s Garden B&B, a stately 1888 Queen Anne style Savannah gay friendly B&B. Our elegant southern B&B offers three guest rooms upstairs, and one on the ground floor, in the main house.

There’s a side porch outside, perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring all that the city has to offer.

There are also two rooms with king beds in our new Carriage House, which offers a great view from its balcony.

The touch of the curved wooden banister of the elegant staircase, inside will make you feel this home is alive, as it radiates warmth and a welcome.

Looking for a great, friendly place to stay here in Savannah? Come stay with us at Roussel’s Garden Bed & Breakfast, and enjoy everything this charming Southern city has to offer!

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Roussell’s Garden B&B – Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Savannah, Georgia

Roussell's Garden B&B - Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast in Savannah, Georgia

A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU!

Welcome to Roussell’s Garden B&B, a stately 1888 Queen Anne style bed and breakfast in Savannah, Georgia.

Our Savannah B&B offers three guest rooms upstairs, and one on the ground floor, in the main house.

There’s a side porch outside, perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring all that Savannah has to offer.

**There is, also two rooms with king beds , in our new Carriage House. It also offers a great view from it’s balcony.**

The touch of the curved wooden banister of the elegant staircase, inside will make you feel this home is alive, as it radiates warmth and a welcome.

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Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa – Gay Owned Bed & Breakfast in Dahlonega, Georgia

Mountain Laurel Creek Inn xmasfront

UPSCALE DAHLONEGA MOUNTAIN GETAWAY

Georgia’s Mountain Laurel Creek is a quiet getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with some of the best accommodations in Lumpkin County.

We over seven elegant suites in a beautiful mountain setting, each equipped with:

* Private bath
* Whirlpool tub
* Separate shower
* WiFi
* Balcony
* Romantic gas fireplace

Our large suites sleepsone or two, with queen- or king-sized bed, sitting area, in-room Keurig K-cup coffee maker, clock radio/cd player, and dedicated AC.

Mountain Laurel Creek provides a relaxing, quiet, romantic escape where you can re-energize and take care of yourself and your partner. We’re also a great place to spend a vacation with family or friends.

At Mountain Laurel Creek, we are green and eco-friendly – we recycle and use green/organic products wherever possible.

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Georgia Gay Life – The Nomadic Boys

Georgia Gay Life - The Nomadic Boys

“Georgian dance is based on masculinity. There is no room for weakness in Georgian dance!”
So begins the captivating 2019 gay movie “And Then We Danced”, based on the love affair between Merab and Irakli – dancers training at the National Georgian Ensemble in Tbilisi. Whilst the movie is about the challenges of dealing with homosexuality in a conservative society, at its premiere in downtown Tbilisi in November 2019, violent protests were taking place outside by far-right and religious groups. Thankfully the police kept the peace. But what a huge step forward for an ex-Soviet country, where not too long ago, being gay got you thrown into prison!

Since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1991, Georgia has pushed ahead with progressive laws as it has tried to ally itself more and more with the EU. This has included laws to protect its LGBTQ community, like legalising homosexuality in 2000, and an array of anti-discrimination laws from 2006 onwards. Yet, society remains very conservative. So much so that in 2018, the government passed a constitutional ban on gay marriages.

To put things into perspective, in a survey carried out by the Pew Research Centre in 2015/2016 about the acceptance of homosexuality in East Europe, Georgia ranked as one of the least tolerant, with a whopping 93% of the people polled saying homosexuality should not be accepted by society.

About Georgia Gay Life

We absolutely loved Georgia. It’s a stunning country with mountains, beaches, delicious foods, wines and a rich cultural heritage to discover. We were excited to experience all of this and we were not disappointed.

We were also fully aware of the country’s “struggle” (to put it mildly!) with LGBTQ rights before going. We knew we had to be cautious about PDAs. But we never had problems finding gay friendly hotels and even discovered lots of gay hangouts, including the famous Bassiani. The people we met were only ever super sweet and welcoming, and we loved them! But this is from our perspective as a gay couple travelling in Georgia. We wanted to get an idea of what things are really like from a local, so we got our friend Giorgi from Tbilisi to tell us more in this interview about Georgia gay life.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Gay Tbilisi – The Nomadic Boys

Gay Tbilisi - The Nomadic Boys

That Soviet hangover, so prevalent amongst gay bars and clubs across East Europe and Russia: your entry based solely on a bouncer’s snap decision as to whether you’re cool or hip enough to enter inside.

Yet in Tbilisi, it’s also a way the club bouncers and promoters monitor who comes inside in order to prevent any violent homophobic clashes happening.

Face control aside, we completely fell in love with Tbilisi, as do most travellers who visit, both gay and straight. This is a city with a crumbling, yet super picturesque old town – Instagram opportunities abound on every other street corner. There is an evolving queer scene with a super active LGBTQ community, growing massively in confidence by the minute! Tbilisi’s also super cheap, making it a popular base with many expats, digital nomads and property developers looking for the next big “up and coming” investment base in East Europe.

We came to gay Tbilisi to celebrate my birthday and quickly fell in love. This is a city you will want to return to, and for good reason. We know we will! 

We’ve put together our gay guide to Tbilisi based on our first-hand experience and embellished with other nuggets of information passed on to us by gay locals we met along the way.

Is Tbilisi gay friendly?

Compared to Barcelona, Berlin and Amsterdam, not really, no! But compared to the rest of Georgia and most other places in East Europe, we say a big ‘hell yeah!’ It’s all a matter of perspective of course. As a country, Georgia is renowned for being quite homophobic, largely because of the strong influence of the extremely conservative (and backwards!) Orthodox Church.

However, as a gay couple in Tbilisi, we were surprised by how more liberal and progressive the city is in comparison to the rest of the country. There is not only a growing queer scene here (including the largest gay club in the Caucasus), an annual Pride event, but thanks to the rise in tourism, more and more hotels are embracing LGBTQ travellers.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

The Georgia Waterfall Trail – 2TravelDads

The Georgia Waterfall Trail - 2TravelDads

Okay, we made this name up, but it’s a thing now. There are so many breathtaking waterfalls in North Georgia, we need to share how you can easily visit as many waterfalls as fit into your travel schedule. We’ll start in the east and head west as we go, but you can plan your adventure however you like.

We stayed in Clarksville, Georgia for our most recent trip around North Georgia. It’s a cute town right at the edge of the Appalachians and is perfect for a homebase for a North Georgia outdoors adventure.

The first of the Georgia waterfall trail that we’re directing you to is Toccoa Falls. About twenty minutes from Clarksville, the town is small, but cute. Toccoa Falls itself is actually located on the campus of an evangelical Christian college, but all are welcome to visit the falls. There is an entry fee for non-students and non-alumni, but it’s only a few dollars and to get to do a nice, short hike and enjoy the falls, it’s worth it.

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History: Atlanta’s Dinosaur Museum – 2TravelDads

Fernbank Museum of Natural History - 2TravelDads

We visit Atlanta quite a bit since we have family in Georgia, and we’re always looking for new things to do with the kids. On this last trip, we finally got to visit a dinosaur museum: Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History. It was the perfect addition to a family trip to Atlanta.

After six or seven trips we’re always looking for something new, so it’s refreshing to find dinosaurs in Atlanta. The Fernbank Museum is more than dinosaurs though, and we loved it all!

Locale of the Fernbank Museum

There are actually a few really cool sites in the proximity of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Between downtown Atlanta and the Fernbank there is the MLK National Historic Site and Sweet Auburn neighborhood, Piedmont Park, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. There is also the Path, a long interurban trail for biking, running and walking, connecting the Druid Hills area to downtown.

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